Johanning Named Vice President of Shafer, Kline & Warren's Infrastructure and Development Group

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Director of strategic growth tapped to lead engineering firm's second largest operating group. Johanning will oversee the day-to-day management and growth of infrastructure and development services.

Brian Johanning, Vice President of Infrastructure and Development at SKW

Brian Johanning has been selected to lead SKW’s infrastructure and development services as vice president.

Brian’s vision and enthusiasm for SKW’s future is reflected in the way he approaches every project and opportunity here.

Renowned for engineering and land surveying since 1950, Shafer, Kline & Warren (SKW) announced today the promotion of Brian Johanning to Vice President of Infrastructure and Development.

Johanning joined SKW in January 2015 as the director of strategic growth and has been working to help refine the company’s go-to-market strategies across all lines of business. In his new leadership position, Johanning will oversee the day-to-day management of SKW’s second largest operating group with offices in mid-Missouri, Tulsa and the Kansas City metro.

“Brian’s vision and enthusiasm for SKW’s future is reflected in the way he approaches every project and opportunity here,” SKW CEO Ron Petering said. “I am confident that this area of our business will thrive under his leadership.”

Johanning’s career is built on a background in construction and real estate. His experience with infrastructure engineering and construction includes private site-work and public transportation. Before joining SKW, he served regional contractor, Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc. as an estimator, project manager, and most recently, as director of business development. His focus on gaining insight and learning what motivates buyers has allowed him to continually connect people and complete successful projects.

“Our goal is to be nimble and to help our clients address their needs,” said Johanning. “For our team, and for me, it’s an exciting and welcome challenge. Our group is going to be focused on listening to the market and presenting solutions that best fit each project and client.”

Originally from Columbia, Missouri, Johanning earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University. He is also credentialed as a LEED Green Associate and an Associate Design-Build Professional. In December, he will finish his term as regional president of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Mid-America Region.

About SKW:
Communities begin at Shafer, Kline & Warren (SKW). Since 1950, our suite of surveying and engineering services have helped clients make everyday life better, easier and safer. Our expertise provides comprehensive solutions for infrastructure in communities large and small. Learn more at

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